Mr. Manchin’s belief in the need to keep the filibuster has set the stage for a collision between Democrats eager to use its majorities to pass sweeping legislation and a political throwback determined to restore bipartisanship.
In a change in tactics, advocates are pushing for statehood to be included in a broader bill taking shape.
Civil rights groups quickly challenged a new law placing restrictions on voting, while President Biden denounced it as “Jim Crow.” Republicans in other states are determined to follow suit with their own measures.
If U.S. troops leave before any deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government, the militant group will take over much of the country, an intelligence assessment predicted.
As U.S. manufacturers hit their stride, vaccine scarcity will soon turn to plenty as much of the world goes begging. And vaccine makers need answers now about what to do with the coming surplus.
At his first full-scale news conference as president, Mr. Biden doubled the administration’s goal for vaccinations in the first 100 days and said he expected to run for re-election in 2024.
The state’s new Republican-crafted law is set to restrict voting access in ways that Democrats and voting rights groups say will have an outsize impact on Black voters.
The law, which has been denounced by Democrats and voting rights groups, comes as Republican-controlled legislatures across the country mount the most extensive contraction of ballot access in generations.
In his first formal news conference since taking office, President Biden offered an early glimpse of the man who inhabits the Oval Office and his approach to the presidency.